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Nasir ton outclasses Dhoni

Nasir Jamshed scored his second one-day international century to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket win over India in the first of their three matches in Chennai on Sunday.

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The young opener had to weather a tough start as he lost two partners for 21 runs before being joined by veteran Younis Khan for a solid 112-run partnership.

When the latter was on 58, he drove a full toss from Ashok Dinda straight to Ravichandran Ashwin at mid-on, who completed a catch low down.

Misbah-ul-Haq had a short stay, but Nasir never faltered and, together with Shoaib Malik, the pair completed the match without much fuss when Shoaib drilled the winning runs through cow corner with 11 deliveries remaining.

The 23-year old Nasir was unbeaten on 101 having faced 132 balls.

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Earlier, an inspired unbeaten 113 from India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ensured a competitive 227 for six.

On a juicy strip, Junaid Khan rocked the home team as he sent four of the five top-order batsmen packing, and India found themselves reeling on 29 for five inside 10 overs.

But Dhoni stood firm, and with Suresh Raina (43) added 73 for the sixth wicket, before the latter's stumps got rattled - the fourth such dismissal in the innings.

The unflappable Dhoni continued in the oppressing heat and found an ally in the young Ashwin - together the pair upped the scoring rate to over seven runs per over and compiled an unbeaten 125 runs in 16.4 overs.

In the last 10 overs, the hosts smashed Pakistan's attack - including Junaid Khan - for 81 runs, and Dhoni reached his eighth one-day century - not out in the end having faced 125 balls with seven fours and three sixes.

Junaid Khan finished with 4-43.

The second match will be in Kolkata on January 3.

INDIA: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, B Kumar, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), R Ashwin, I Sharma, AB Dinda

PAKISTAN: Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Kamran Akmal (wk), Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan


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